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WHY YOU SHOULD BUY YOUR KIDS A PIANO

Forget all the hype about kids piano lessons and motor skills, brain development and self esteem, even though it's all true.

These benefits are all part of piano lessons, and, if your child sticks with it, they will likely be able to make use of them. But that's a little abstract, so let's be more concrete.  

There's a deeper, more social and human reason to try to get your kid to play the piano: the joy of music.

Look at your child: they reverberate to music. It's in their lullaby, it's on the TV, it's all around them. Play music from any source and they will start moving with it.

To a child, music is quite magical, but they have no idea of the complexity involved in making music to a level that is listenable. All the child knows is that music is fun, and they want more, right now.

Just banging on the piano keys is joyous for a child, even though they know there is no reason or rhyme to their banging. It's fun to make noise.

The piano is the easiest instrument for a child to find a satisfying musical experience. By that I mean that it takes far less motor skills to bang out a tune on the piano than on the violin or any other orchestral instrument. The violin, for example, requires complex, specific hand positions, different in both hands, to produce even a single note.

What does it take for a kid to play a single note on the piano? An index finger!

Thus, properly handled, the piano becomes the quickest and easiest vehicle for a child to start experiencing the joy of music. The danger is that the child is sent to a piano teacher who does not believe this, and begins the child on a turgid course of reading music before there is ever any joy and music in the room.

With a patient and creative piano teacher, the piano will appear simple to a child, constructed so brilliantly that even the smallest child begins to sense the deep logic of the keyboard, and embarks on an intellectual journey that lasts a lifetime.

If you are patient, and do not expect too much, you will soon have a child who can play dozens of tunes in their own fashion. Yes, there will be terrible fingerings, horrible, almost non-existent rhythms and much else that is "wrong" with their renditions, but you will have a child who is ready for more (and, more importantly, a child who has never heard the word "failure" in relation to the piano.)

And the piano is full of "more" to be learned. To paraphrase Vladimir Horowitz, one of the greatest of pianists, "It only gets harder." But the kid doesn't know that, and will never get started if you make that cold fact the center of your initial presentation of the piano.

You should concentrate only on the joy of music at first, as seen through the abilities of the child before you.

Buy your kids a piano and start making music on their level. 

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2012 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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THE COMPLETE BOOK PACKAGE: 

1. 107 page illustrated THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT Book with 44 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers   

2. 120 page illustrated PIANO IS EASY Book with 50 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers 

3. 50 page I CAN READ MUSIC Book 

4. 132 page TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP Book, 56 minute DVD Video and removable stickers 

5. 150 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 134 songs, and removable stickers 

6. 88 page EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER Book with 10 songs, and removable stickers, and 29 minute Play Along Audio CD 

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